Towards Investigating Performance Differences in Clinical Reasoning in a Technology Rich Learning Environment
Technology Rich Learning Environments (TREs) are increasingly used to support scholastic activities. BioWorld is an example of a TRE designed to support the metacognitive activities of learners tasked with solving virtual patient cases. The present paper aims to examine the performance differences of novice physicians in diagnosing cases in BioWorld. We present an empirically guided line of research concerning the performance differences: (1) across three endocrinology cases, (2) between genders, (3) between goal orientations, and (4) in diagnosis correctness.
KeywordsTechnology rich learning environments Clinical reasoning Performance differences Learner outcomes
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